ORIGINAL Post 3/19/2017 Austin Dillon will not face additional penalties today for deliberately wrecking Cole Custer in Saturday's DC Solar 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix Raceway.
On Lap 190 of the 200-lap XFINITY race, Custer inadvertently hit Dillon in Turn 1, and under caution, Dillon retaliated by stuffing Custer's car in the wall.
"It was 100 percent my fault," said Custer of the initial accident. "I got in there too deep, got really loose going in and couldn't put any wheel into it. That was pretty much it. Just all my fault."
NASCAR parked Dillon for the remainder of Saturday's race, but a NASCAR representative confirmed to FOXSports.com that Dillon will not face additional sanctions today.
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UPDATE 3/20/2017 NASCAR plans to meet with Austin Dillon and Cole Custer this weekend at Auto Club Speedway after their incident in Saturday's Xfinity race at Phoenix Raceway.
Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said Monday on "The Morning Drive" that officials parked Dillon after his actions in the Xfinity race and met with Dillon, his crew chief and spotter.
Custer got into Dillon's car in the final laps of the race, causing it to hit the wall. Dillon slowly drove away and waited for Custer to get near him. Dillon then slowly cut across Custer's path and they made light contact.
"We made sure Austin understood where we were and where we stood on his actions that took place,'' O'Donnell said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "We plan on meeting with both drivers prior to practice out in California. We'll continue to look at the videos, but, at this point, feel like we are where we are in terms of that conversation, but again leave the door open as we continue to review. It was a really short night coming back from Phoenix, so we'll take our time from that.''
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